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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Anx*i"e*ty
  1. Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.
  2. Eager desire.
  3. [Med] A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium.
    synonyms: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity; disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension; restlessness. See Care.

Etymology: L. anxietas, fr. anxius: cf. F. anxiété. See Anxious

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  1. A vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  2. (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic

From Latin anxietās, from anxius (“anxious, solicitous, distressed, troubled”), from angō (“to distress, trouble”).

  1. An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
  2. An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
    I was anxious to get into the office before Henderson called from New York.
  3. (pathology) A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Anxiety

Little Annie / Annie Anxiety is a torch song, dance music, industrial music, punk rock, electronic music, reggae, and experimental music musician. She has been prominent since 1977. Little is also known as Annie Anxiety, Annie Bandez, and Little Annie.


Fun Facts about the name Anxiety

  • How unique is the name Anxiety? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Anxiety was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Anxiety: Your name in reverse order is Yteixna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iexatyn. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Anxiety born Jul 22, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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